Today I bought a liquid soap dispenser for a dollar. How is this possible? That is about one or two minutes’ wages in Calgary. Of course, this item wasn’t made in Calgary – it came from China.
So, people had to mine and process the materials, ship the raw materials to a factory, spend time making the soap dispenser, then put it on a truck, then a boat, then a truck again, warehouse it, take it to the store, put it on the shelf, then wrap it and bag it for me at the till. That doesn’t even factor in the overhead and profit.
Something isn’t right here.